Fall allergies are right around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about your nebulizer system and if it’s ready for what the new season will bring also. OnlyNebulizers recommends stocking up on nebulizer filters, nebulizer kits and maybe a new upgraded nebulizer unit.
WebMD confirms that ragweed is the by far the biggest allergy trigger in the fall. The whole cascade start with the release of pollen during cool nights and warm days in August, it can last into September and October. About 75% of people allergic to spring plants also have reactions to ragweed. Although the cooler temperatures are a welcome relief to some, the effects of the temperature drop can wreak mayhem on allergies.
Being prepared is the ultimate level of defense from making allergies become intolerable. If you have fall allergies, you should be extra cautious on windy days and in the morning. "Wind-pollinated plants such as ragweed have specialized male flowers that produce huge amounts of buoyant pollen, easily released into the wind. Pollen is most often released in the mornings,” Dr. Gordon, allergy specialist says, cautioning that people who are allergic to pollen have strong sensitivities in the morning.
Here are some suggested precautions you can take:
- Use a light face mask when you are outside, especially between early morning and noon when ragweed begins to settle. Take the above precaution also on windy days.
- Shower and rinse frequently to remove adhered pollen and potential allergens from body and hair.
- Keep your windows closed and turn on the air conditioner to cool the home.
- If possible, use an indoor dryer to dry clothes instead of subjected them to pollen exposure outside.
- If you see dry and decayed leaves on your property, remove them. They are an attractant and binding site for pollen.
- While raking leaves, also wear a face mask. Agitated leaves bring up pollen faster than fallen off of trees.
- When you first turn on your car air conditioner, leave your windows open and avoid breathing the air for several minutes until mold spores can disperse.
Along with a great defensive strategy, having the right nebulizer to administer medication if needed is always part of a great plan. OnlyNebulizers has a full lineup of nebulizers for home and travel as well as pediatric units so the kids won’t have to suffer either. Give us a call at 1-877-520-5502 or use our friendly “Help Me Choose” app for guidance.